On our day off Kristen and I ventured off to go play Royal Portrush and I could not of been more excited. We are also extremely fortunate to be members for the year because we are apart of the Ulster golf team. For those who do not know Royal Portrush is considered one of the best links golf courses not only in Northern Ireland but also in the world. The course has a rich history dating back to when it was founded in 1888 and is set to host the British Open in 2018. It was certainly a bit of an adventure trying to get to the course because we had to take multiple trains to get to there and it is not the easiest to do so carrying around golf clubs but it was well worth it.
With the reputation the course had and what I had previously heard from others who have played the course I had super high expectations and the course lived up to all of them. We were fortunate enough to play on a sunny day and some of the views were incredible. There is a stretch of three holes that are along the coastline that are without a doubt some of the best holes I have every played. The course was also extremely challenging as we struggled to figure out how to play in such high winds. It is so hard to adjust to the style of play that links golf demands. However I can safely say that I am hooked on links golf and cannot wait to play more courses all around Ireland and Northern Ireland.